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Address: Ketchikan, AK
Phone Number: +1 907-747-8100
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This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by...

This huge wilderness area includes hundreds of rivers and streams fed by melting glaciers each spring.

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US$249.00*
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Misty Fjords Seaplane Tour from Ketchikan
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US$239.00*
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Misty Fjords Flightseeing Tour
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Misty Fjords and Glacier Flight Tour

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One of the top 5 most spectacular things I've done in my life! A must do for anyone who is able to. I am no stranger to mountains, but these are truly the master pieces of Mother... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Earl C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

One of the top 5 most spectacular things I've done in my life! A must do for anyone who is able to. I am no stranger to mountains, but these are truly the master pieces of Mother Nature. If you've never felt insignificant, this place will let you know how small you really are in the world!

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Bountiful, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took a boat excursion to see the Misty Fjords National Monument. It took off from Ketchikan and took about 4 hours. We saw whales, seals and eagles. The best part of the trip was the information that was given by the guide. She was so knowledgeable and we learned so much! The scenery was just incredible! The boat ride... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Before going on an Alaskan Cruise we had read up on many of the attractions but hardly gave Misty Fjords National Monument a second thought. We had booked a float plane trip from Ketchican (see review of Island Wings) more for the experience that what we would see. What an eye opener it was! Misty Fjords is a truly astonishing... More 

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NorthSlope, AK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Requires a rather pricey boat or plane trip, but for most folks the trip will be worth it. The boat ride is long, but has the advantage of at least spending 10-20 minutes in the fjord just sitting so you can take pictures and they'll slow and look at interesting spots along the way. The plane flight is great, but... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Our pilot with Taquan Air took us high up over the fjords so that we could see the snow capped mountain ranges off in the distance. I appreciated that to get a perspective of the magnitude of the mountains and the majesty of Alaska. Then he swooped through the fjords and finally landed on a lake. Flying is the way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We took a high speed boat tour as an excursion during Alaska cruise. It is an experience, but not WOWS. Certainly the Misty Fjords are beautiful but I felt it is a little long. I will probably see the area by an airplane next time if I could. The staffs on the boat are kind, but their narration was long... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We took the Misty Fjords boat excursion from Ketchikan. There is certainly a lot of beautiful scenery and we saw seals, but I guess my expectations exceeded reality (which is my own fault). I would not want to discourage anyone from taking this lovely boat ride and enjoying all the beauty Alaska has to offer, just don't expect huge snow-covered... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

There are few ways to get here so most visit by air, which can give you just a taste of the size and variety of the landscape as you climb from sea level to pristine lakes thousands of feet up.

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Thank James G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We took a small plane and flew up and it was stunning. The view was truly stunning and a complete joy. The only shame was that we were not there longer as it was so relaxing, We landed on a lake and there was only 5 people there, silent, calm as a massive mill pond

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I went on a cruise excursion to the beautiful Misty Fjords National Monument, which is actually a very remote section of Alaska set aside for people to enjoy. The tall cliffs, bleached seashore, misty seascape, and quietness all contributed to the awesome experience. We viewed several bald eagles and a few curious sea lions. Our onboard naturalist shared many interesting... More 

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